Q. My dog threw up his food yesterday. Then today he threw up and in his throw up we're what looked like little blood specs. What could this be?

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A. It maybe that he has just picked up a tummy bug. Starve him for 12 hours and then gradually reintroduced the food. If he continues to vomit or brings up more blood and if he is lethargic then get in touch with your vet as soon as possible. Dogs that are vomiting a lot run the risk of becoming dehydrated.

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